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County urges water conservation in West Maui

The Maui News

Maui County is reminding West Maui residents and businesses to voluntarily conserve water while upgrades continue at the Mahinahina Water Treatment Facility this summer.

The facility is expected to be back online no later than Aug. 6, the county said Monday.

Work on the facility includes installation of a new ultraviolet disinfection system and supervisory control and data acquisition system upgrades. The state Department of Health required the ultraviolet disinfection improvements to enhance water quality.

Reduced water consumption will help extend the supply while the treatment plant upgrades are ongoing, the county said. Conservation measures include refraining from washing cars, washing down sidewalks and driveways and irrigating lawns. For more water-saving tips, visit mauicounty.gov/water.

“While today’s reminder for water conservation is specifically for West Maui customers, we are experiencing drought conditions in areas throughout Maui County, and everyone should take prudent measures to conserve water whenever possible,” Department of Water Supply Director Jeffrey Pearson said in a news release. “We appreciate everyone’s cooperation, especially in times of drought.”

For more information, contact department Administrative Officer Adam Mundy at (808) 270-8046.

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